When most people consider the prospect of replacing their windows or doors, they assume it will be stressful, confusing, and not the least bit enjoyable. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, it shouldn’t be.
As the autumn chill arrives, it’s a reminder that there are many reasons to replace your windows and doors, and energy efficiency is often at the top of the list. While a project can take time, your family will feel the added warmth and comfort now, plus you’ll reap the financial benefits for years with energy savings and higher home value if you choose to sell later. It’s important to find a window manufacturer known for innovation and quality craftsmanship, along with a reputable retailer who can guide you through the process of ordering just the right windows and doors for your home. You can entrust your window and door investment to Marvin and find experts to help make the entire process easier at Marvin’s trusted retailer, Williams Lumber & Home Centers, with six convenient locations in eastern New York.
Windows and doors are the only design elements in your home that improve both the interior and exterior at the same time, so it’s important to get it right. The selection of the right windows and doors can last a lifetime when you do the proper research and consider all of your options.
Here are a few questions to ask when starting your replacement project:
WHAT’S YOUR MOTIVATION?
Do your windows and sliding doors stick? Are they drafty or have damaged frames? Do changes in the weather cause them to fog up or develop ice? Clearly these are all valid reasons to improve your lifestyle and the value of your home with replacement windows and doors.
Perhaps your windows appear fine, but you know by their age and quality that you could be saving a significant amount of money on your heating bill with windows and doors that are more energy efficient. In addition to immediate comfort, energy-efficient windows are an attractive selling feature when you put your home up for sale. One key benefit of Marvin windows and doors is that insulating glass is standard in every window, which means there are two glass panes separated by an air space to reduce heat loss. Marvin also offers hundreds of options that meet the ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient designation, the highest efficiency standard for the program.
There are almost infinite options with Marvin. Whether you are replacing windows of historical significance, creating a new, ultra-modern aesthetic, or trying to recreate what you already have in a more efficient way, the Williams’ lumber team can work with you to ensure your vision becomes reality.
WHERE DO YOU START?
Today, many homeowners start their research online. However, you can only learn so much by browsing and reading. In addition to finding building experts in all Williams’ locations, you will find Marvin windows and doors on display—a perfect way to try out windows and doors that are just right for your unique your future windows in person and get expert support with your project.
Visitors also find valuable help at Williams when considering which window styles will improve airflow or how to achieve more light by adding larger windows instead of replacing the same small existing ones. And, in addition to replacement windows, you will find key information about Marvin doors, which offer exciting ways to improve energy efficiency while offering clear vistas of the outdoors. Whether you are considering Sliding Doors, French Doors or Scenic Doors, Marvin has a solution that will enhance your home in many ways.
WHAT ABOUT INSTALLATION?
It’s important to discuss installation variables and timelines at the start. The team at Williams is able to advise about preparation needed, time it will take to install and trim out your windows, and how all of these factors will impact your project timeline. Williams also has a large network of qualified installers from which you can select as a partner in your project. Williams’ team is here to help make your entire replacement project smooth.
HOW DO I TAKE THE NEXT STEP?
Whether you are ready to sit down with an expert to discuss your project now or would just like to browse window displays as you consider your replacement window options, a visit to WilliamsLumber.com is the perfect way to start. Here you’ll find locations, phone contacts, and additional information to pave the way to window success for your home.